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David's Catfish House

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5129 Dogwood Dr, Milton, FL 32570-4578
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Union, Kentucky
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My food was good. I had the Catfish and boiled shrimp combo. My children both had the kids popcorn shrimp meal and both got sick later that night. Not just a little sick - A lot sick. The only common theme was their kids meal from David's. Will not eat there again.

Thank sillykitty1
Gulf Breeze, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Little down home place with a friendly atmosphere. All you can eat catfish is an excellent value for couples and large families alike. We love it, I wish we lived closer so we could eat there more often.

Thank Sweetiesmom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good but not outstanding. Very friendly staff. Very clean. We waited about 15 minutes for a table. They have plenty of seating available while waiting. Tables are spread out and your personal space doesn't feel invaded by someone else's conversation. We will mostly visit again.

Thank Valerie N
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great catfish and sides. My mom does not eat seafood, but they offer other options like hamburger steak and chicken tenders. The servers are all friendly and make you feel welcome. David's is over an hour from our house, but it's worth the drive.

Thank Dignity132
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant stands among good catfish places. Typical style catfish and fix'ns, all good. We had to wait about 20 min before being seated as everyone arrived about the same time which was 5:30 on this Saturday evening.

Thank Janet L
Chet S, Owner at David's Catfish House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Janet, Sorry to hear you had to wait to be seated but on busier days it can sometimes take a little longer to put tables together for a larger party. We are delighted to here you enjoyed our fixins, and we hope you comeback real soon. More 

Milton, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The catfish at David's are always delicious and fried just right. Great place to go for seafood. Their steaks are also good and I would recommend them.

Thank gertiepegg
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I was seated immediately and had a waitress at my table within two minutes. I ordered the whole fried catfish with two fish, Cole slaw and corn. The catfish were fried to perfection. I asked for some lemon and received a whole bowl full of lemon slices. The meal was delicious and quickly prepared.

Thank Eduman4260
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

First time at Dave's and I will be back for more! Besides catfish they have oysters, shrimp and other menu items. Down home cooking and friendly atmosphere. Had gumbo, salad and seafood platter. Others in our group had the broiled catfish and fried catfish dishes. All were cooked to perfection, very tasty and portion sizes were large. The service was... More 

Thank Tom W
Chet S, Owner at David's Catfish House, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review Tom. We will take it as a major compliment looks like you have eaten in some interesting places. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again whenever your in the neighborhood. More 

Crystal River, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Hungry for catfish, we were not disappointed. We were seated very quickly and server was at our table very promptly. Our salads came very quickly, soon followed by our catfish dinners. So good. Very good experience..

Thank Luther W
Chet S, Owner at David's Catfish House, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review Luther, We hope you enjoed our visit and next time our up this way from Crystal River don't be a stranger come by for another visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

David's Catfish House only gives you fresh food!!!!! Their coleslaw is to die for!!!!! I always get the Catfish and shrimp lunch portion. It is always hot and fresh. Everyone that works there is very friendly.

Thank paulaz137
Chet S, Owner at David's Catfish House, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent review Paula and we will see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $22
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5129 Dogwood Dr, Milton, FL 32570-4578
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Milton
  • Phone Number: 18506261500
We invite you to visit us and enjoy the best Mississippi Catfish and Gulf Seafood found anywhere. David's in Milton is your place for good ole "comfort food." Everything is prepared the old fashioned way...hand battered in a light cornmeal batter for the fish, and light flour batter on the shrimp, oysters and crab claws. Our secret recipes are made from scratch and everything is cooked to your order and always served fresh. We don't have a microwave oven in the building!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?